First thing’s first. I’m a White Sox fan, and I took on the assignment of prescribing what the Cubs need to keep winning as an exercise in objectivity (or to try and magnify each flaw – viciously). You decide. But the truth is, it’s a very intriguing season when both Chicago’s North Siders and South […]

Is it really only Wednesday? Alas, so it would seem. Let’s have some lunchtime linkage: Barry Zito needs himself a slumpbuster. BabesLoveBaseball has some suggestions. If that doesn’t work out, the Fresno Beehive would like him to come to Fresno. The AAA Grizzlies need an ace, Barry! Another installment in Deadspin‘s excellent series of horrifying […]

Chicago Tribune baseball writer Dave van Dyck is reporting today that both Lou Piniella and Alex Rodriguez could end up in Chicago. But with different teams. Van Dyck says the Cubs are very interested in Piniella (hardly news), who is battling former Marlins manager Joe Girardi for the team’s vacant manager opening. He says the […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

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Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

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